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Posted 9/1/2021 21:17 (#9197852 - in reply to #9197699)
Subject: RE: canning tomatoes

SouthEast Iowa
We grow heirloom and hybrid tomatoes in our garden. We mix them all together. When we can tomatoes we do juice, sauce, stewed. We waterbath can them and put a tablespoon of lemon juice in each jar to help with acidity. I use a turkey fryer base instead of the stove to heat the water. Alot more BTU's and keeps the heat and mess out of the kitchen. The Ball canning book is a good resource. We also dehydrate them. Grind them into powder and use as a thickener. Gold medal variety produced some nice big ones this year for us. I ended up with 75 plants, 40 different varieties.

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